Table Mountain Climber's Log

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Mlasky

Mlasky - Aug 13, 2011 5:22 pm Date Climbed: Jul 18, 1999

Bucket List Classic  Sucess!

One of the areas most beautiful hikes. I've done it 6 times now and it never ceases to please. If you are training for something bigger, take the non-FS approved ridge route to get some good cardio. Then enjoy the canyon trail back for a scenic loop. In recent years streams have been fuller and faster so i've started toting sandels for the crossings. When you hit the crossing with the steep uphill out of it, you've hit the last one and can put your hikers back on. Enjoy!

mjp20k

mjp20k - Jun 6, 2011 6:04 pm Date Climbed: Sep 1, 1999

Nice hike  Sucess!

Nice views of the Tetons.

Scarp172

Scarp172 - Jan 5, 2011 12:26 pm Date Climbed: Jul 18, 2009

Trail  Sucess!

A nice scenic hike with excellent views of the Tetons!

EJBean

EJBean - Oct 10, 2010 3:55 am Date Climbed: Jul 15, 1979

My first alpine hike  Sucess!

I've climbed this mountain 4 times - once as a scout in 1979, twice leading troops as part of Treasure Mountain SC staff, and the last time with my wife shortly after getting married. I remember rounding a corner part way up, and seeing our goal 2500 feet above us. "Whoa!" - I was inspired. My wife's response - "Oh my hell!" Not the reaction I was expecting. That was the last big hike I took her on. . . She still does short stuff, fortunately.

Dangers Pop

Dangers Pop - Sep 28, 2010 11:04 pm Date Climbed: Aug 6, 2010

North Fork Teton Creek Approach  Sucess!

Absolutely fantastic hike with incredible views.

patascent

patascent - Aug 30, 2010 6:29 pm

Ski approach up Teton Canyon  Sucess!

Full day of skiing in the spring of 2003.

merrill

merrill - Jul 19, 2010 12:12 am Date Climbed: Jul 14, 2010

West Face  Sucess!

Took a bunch of boy scouts up, had a great time. I hadn't climbed it for probably 14 years.

builttospill

builttospill - Feb 5, 2010 3:06 am Date Climbed: Aug 6, 2008

Good stuff  Sucess!

Hiked this one with Andinistaloco a couple of days after summitting Moran. A nice hike--definitely a cool change of pace and scenery from the east side of the Tetons.

wyopeakMike

wyopeakMike - Nov 22, 2009 12:24 am

o.k. view  Sucess!

Only kidding about the view, mind blowing vista, thats for sure. Used to be my off day hike, relax after a big peak and only go up to the summit of Table. Still a nice hike to an incredible peak, lots of families to pass on the trail

Vertigo soul

Vertigo soul - Jul 30, 2009 10:37 am Date Climbed: Jul 26, 2009

West Face trail  Sucess!

Me and my gf were passing by during our road trip through Glacier/Waterton and on our way to Great Basin NP. Great hike...steep at first, but much shorter approach then the Teton Creek route. Amazing views of the western side of the Teton range and the Grand!

byates

byates - Dec 7, 2008 11:41 pm

Skied Via Teton Canyon  Sucess!

Awesome views of the big peaks

tacoturner

tacoturner - Aug 29, 2008 1:17 pm Date Climbed: Aug 29, 2008

Up via Face Trail, Down via Valley Trail  Sucess!

Was grumpy about being talked into this hike over my preference of Buck for the first mile or so up the initial 1500' feet of the Face trail, but once we gained the ridge, became enthralled by the views and easy ridge to the cap of Table. Made it up in just over 1 hour 30 min, sat on the summit and ate lunch/napped in the warm sun for about half an hour, then ventured down into the pillars and chimneys of the eastern escarpment for some bouldery fun, then over to lower eastern summit for great views of the South Fork of Cascade canyon. Very pleasantly suprised by such a large buttress on the southeastern end... looking to climb again from that route.

seth

seth - Aug 20, 2008 3:59 pm Date Climbed: Aug 19, 2008

Up West Ridge, Down North Fork  Sucess!

Went with my 8 year old son and my brother-in-law and his 10 year old niece. Toughest kids I've ever seen. A solid 12 hours on the trail due to shortness of legs, but a very memorable and emotional summit experience. A really beautiful hike, and worth doing more than once.

hatchmt - Feb 26, 2008 11:15 am Date Climbed: Sep 3, 1997

North Fork Teton Creek Approach  Sucess!

This was the second time on the summit. Went up with my dad and four brothers (including Ammon Hatch and jshatch here on SP). Went up North Fork Teton Creek and came down west face. Great hike, will probably do it again.

MattGreene - Dec 1, 2007 8:14 pm

Aweful Habit  Sucess!

I've got this bad habit of being totally oblivious to the world while I'm hiking. I took the longer (but easier) route up table, only to be told by other hikers that I must've walked right by a mamma grizzly and her cubs that they'd seen a second ago. Whatever, I haven't been eaten. I'm sure I came across some celebrity atop Table who pointed to the Grand and asked if I climbed it. I told him I couldn't afford the guide service and was years away from being able to lead it myself. He didn't seem to understand the "not afford" part.

IdaClimber - Sep 5, 2007 12:21 pm Date Climbed: Sep 2, 2007

Up the west side down the face.  Sucess!

Great Views.

tannerpuma15

tannerpuma15 - Aug 31, 2007 6:47 pm Date Climbed: Aug 18, 2007

Rain, lightning and Hail  Sucess!

The morning started by being chased by moose then a cloudy summit (it was still awesome), then rain and lightning, and then the last 2 miles were spent running through pea sized hail, freezing temps, and only a rain jacket. what a great day!!!

bhobbs

bhobbs - Mar 20, 2007 4:34 am Date Climbed: Jun 1, 2006

A beautiful grunt  Sucess!

I have done this one 3 other times, and this was by far the most enjoyable. The alter to the Gods!

regolithe

regolithe - Sep 15, 2006 9:41 pm

Face Trail  Sucess!

Climbed this one numerous times. It's a great hike! The face trail, (the one that starts right out of the parking lot) is the fastest way to ascend. The other route (huckleberry) is a few miles longer, and MUCH less strenuous.

awilsondc

awilsondc - Jul 6, 2006 1:17 am Date Climbed: Jul 3, 2006

Route Climbed: Standard Trail  Sucess!

Went with a friend from Montana and his great dane Nash. Neither of them do much hiking, so we decided to camp along the trail and do it in 2 days. The first creek crossing wasn't dog crossable, so we climbed up and around the dense growth and camped on a flat spot near 9000 ft. In the am, we still had to cross the creek so we found a spot with some dead fall, and added a couple of logs to it so Nash could get across. Lost our way in the snow just before the switchbacks (went left instead of right) and gained some unnecessary elevation. Glissaded on foot down to even ground, and Nash followed behind me. I've never seen a dog have so much fun! He just ran around in circles in the snow for 5 minutes or so after that. We found the trail again, and made it to the summit. I must admit, the fact that boy scouts climb this all the time made me think this mountain wasn't too special. The views from the summit quickly changed my mind! AMAZING scenery. We hiked back, and this time took the bushwackers trail when we ran into the creek. This decision cost me a tent, as the one I was lending to my buddy and his dog got ripped from his pack in the brush. No biggie though, it was a POS. Still a great trip.

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